Movies like Schindler's List

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Schindler's List (1993)
 8.9
 1.1M
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, thought provoking, sincere, epic, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, wartime, rescue, survival, anti semitism, war, confined, jewish, escapades, nazism, hopes, righting the wronged, nazi, world war two, danger, selflessness, heroes, anti heroes, factory, industrialist, compassion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel

Most similar movies to Schindler's List

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about holocaust, genocide, survival, nazi, war, against humanity and world war two mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Schindler's List: The Pianist (2002), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Grey Zone (2001), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, nazi, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, genocide, starvation, atrocity, nazi occupation, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, jewish, captivity, make believe, life philosophy, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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100%
 7.0
 10K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, nazi, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, anti semitism, danger, pow, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, heartbreaking, factual ...
Plot: slavery, racism, life is a bitch, freedom, interracial relations, civil rights, torture, master and servant, racial slur, confined, rape, human trafficking ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, against humanity, friendship, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes, atrocity, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, forgery, survival, german, jewish, artist, suicide, anti semitism, racial slur, arrest, humiliation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, warsaw poland ...
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100%
 7.6
 120K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, jewish, holocaust, human spirit, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, against humanity, family secret, world war two, childhood ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, rise to the top, hopes, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom, happy ending ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
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 5.9
 3K
Eichmann (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler's plan for the final solution.
Style: emotional, captivating, sincere, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, rivalry, courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, mind game, society, prison, against humanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: europe, middle east, israel, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, against humanity, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, human spirit, heroes, teenage life, anti heroes, family in danger ...
Time: 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 316K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, racism, war crime, cruelty, atrocity, violence, hotel, rebel, murder, war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, nazis, post war, mental illness, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 17K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, politics, human spirit, state affairs, wartime life, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
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100%
 6.8
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Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, ghetto, war, anti heroes, anti semitism, survival, moral dilemma, human nature, confined, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 7K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, serious, bleak, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, gay, survival, friendship, concentration camp, dehumanization, human spirit, gay love, danger, fall in love, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, talky, tense ...
Plot: resistance, nazism, idealism, politics, german, gestapo, fighting the system, interrogation, courtroom, trial, lawyer, judge ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, campus, munich germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: black market, genocide, idealism, concentration camp, holocaust, ghetto, good versus evil, deportation, nazism, fascism, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, hungary, budapest hungary, spain, sweden
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100%
 8.2
 309K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: national socialism, bleak, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, third reich, war, paranoia, war crime, traitor, birthday, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, holocaust, concentration camp, war, anti semitism, diary, d day, attic, dentist, starvation, starving child ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, nazi officer, dishonesty, rebellion, against humanity, genocide, justice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1963, 1950s
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: rough, factual, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, zoo, jewish, caged animal, husband wife relationship, flirting, hiding place, nazi, smuggler, strong female character, happy ending, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.2
 131K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: jews, survival, rebellion, camp, holocaust, russian, wartime life, hopes, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, danger, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, wartime life, war, hopes, heroes, human spirit, anti heroes, life is a bitch, confined, siblings relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.6
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: semi serious, gloomy, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, survival, ghetto, war, against humanity, confined, heroes, hopes, wartime life, anti heroes, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 13K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, politics, genocide, war crime, anti semitism, conscience, vatican, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, against humanity, friendship, deportation, dehumanization, human nature, rescue, danger, misfit, store, elderly ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, anti semitism, teenager, nazi occupation, human spirit, war, hopes, heroes, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 28K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, world war two, german, russian, genocide, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, boxing, war, heroes, contests and competitions, anti heroes, confined, sport, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, year 1943 ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, pregnancy, moral dilemma, starting over, society, hopes, against humanity, misfit, homecoming, survival, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%